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by Suzie Cyrenne March 03, 2023 4 min read
As a cat parent, you’ve probably heard of the benefits of spaying your feline family member lots of times already. And chances are one of the things you’ve heard is that spaying can help prevent cancer in cats.
So is this really true? Make sure you read on because we’re going to get to the fact of the matter as we go along.
Let’s have a quick look at the signs of cat cancer first so you will have a checklist of the things to look out for. Spotting these indicators as early as possible can help you deal with this serious disease the right way.
There are key signs that your feline family member may be suffering from cat cancer. They may not be easily perceived by giving your pet a quick visual once over, but you’ll have a much easier time recognizing them once you know what to look for.
Although these indicators may be rather tricky to detect given a cat’s inherent ability to conceal any pain or discomfort, you can still pull the whole thing off by keeping the following in mind:
If you’re looking to get in on a more detailed article about the signs of cancer in cats, just click here.
While the exact cause of feline cancer is still unknown, some factors are theorized to significantly increase a cat’s chances of developing this health problem. One of these factors is the irregular and excessive production of sex hormones in female cats.
While it’s normal for female felines to produce sex hormones like progesterone and estrogen in their growth and development, not to mention having estrus or heat cycles and reproductive capabilities, having an overabundance of the same can already lead to negative effects.
As reported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), cats that have persistent irregular production of estrogen and progesterone tend to have problems with their endometrium or the tissue that lines the inner part of the uterus.
Apart from being at risk of developing cysts, a female cat with excessive sex hormones could also be vulnerable to granulosa cell tumors—although rare—can still progress into ovarian cancer.
And this is where spaying plays a crucial role in helping keep feline cancers at bay…
At its simplest, spaying involves removing the uterus and ovaries of a female cat. This completely shuts down her body’s ability to produce progesterone and estrogen, which also deactivates her heat cycles in the process.
What’s really interesting is that repeated heat cycles without actual fertilization of a female cat’s egg cells results in a considerable surplus of these sex hormones in her system. Hence, a female cat’s susceptibility to cancer, particularly those affecting the reproductive system, tends to become higher with each heat cycle.
The most common types of cancer in unspayed cats are ovarian or uterine cancer, as well as feline breast cancer.
Besides helping keep cancer in cats at bay, spaying your feline family member also has some other key benefits. These are as follows:
Your pet’s immune system response is critical when it comes to preventing diseases and other health problems. The sturdier her immune system health is, the more resilient she’ll become in fending off illnesses.
Unlike what a lot of people mistakenly think, there are natural strategies to boost your feline family member’s immune system. One of these is by including TONICPET #4 in your home pet care ensemble.
TONICPET #4 is designed to help support your cat’s immune system response by enhancing the circulation of oxygen in all parts of the body. Apart from having a natural anti-inflammatory effect on the system, this product also uses a gentle holistic approach that guarantees no adverse side effects.
Yes, spaying does help prevent cancer in cats and it also has a lot of other benefits, too. And while we’re at it, don’t forget to properly build up your pet’s immune system health so she won’t be an easy target for health issues sooner or later.
Make sure you contact us if you have a question about this topic or would just like to chat about how to maximize pet homeopathy to give your feline family member the quality of life you’ve always wanted. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Naturally with you and your pet, every step of the way!
HOMEOPATH & CO-FOUNDER OF ZUMALKA
Suzie Cyrenne co-founded Zumalka over five years ago, and has worked in naturopathic pet medicine for more than six. Day-to-day, she works as the lead manager for the Zumalka staff and specializes in training the team to have thorough knowledge of pet health and the company’s extensive line of naturopathic remedies.
Suzie has gained a lot of experience from years spent in the pet health field and she earned her degree in Homeopathy at the School of Classical Homeopathy in Quebec, Canada, (a partner of the European Academy of Natural Medicine (AEMN) in France).
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